BIDWELL — The Leo Club of River Valley High School is getting ready for its second blood drive of the year, giving back by giving blood.
The Leo Club is a youth program modeled after the Lion’s Club, a civic organization that exists for community service. The Leo Club is a newer organization in the halls of RVHS, having been there for just a few years now. Even still, it is the first year for Director Chloe Houck.
So far this year, the Leo club has participated in fundraisers for other groups, raised money for Christmas gifts with the Lions Club, held an Easter egg hunt for the bidwell community, and put on a Valentine’s Day Dance for residents at Arbor’s, among other events. According to Houck
“We are just trying to get out into the community and help others out,” Houck said.
The upcoming blood drive will be May 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is open to the general public, and walk ins are welcome. Students that wish to donate that are 16 years of age will need a parental consent form, athletes should check with their coaches as well. Students should sign up with Houck if they wish to donate, the general public does not need to, but can preregister online also.
“We had a blood drive in October, and we have learned a lot from that one. There is much more excitement around this drive,” said Houck. She later explained her excitement for the future of Leo Club, expecting to grow and give back more.
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